text Sacramento City Council expected to vote on rent control ordinance by Lynda Carson
The City Council of Sacramento is expected to vote on an ordinance to establish a rent board, rent control, and just cause eviction protections during it’s meeting on June 12, or June 19!...
Posted: Wed Jun 6, 2018 3:25PM
image Reclaiming the Past: 2018 Folsom Juneteenth at Negro Bar CA State Park 480_negro_bar_1_1_1.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Join us as we feature the living legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers who help to preserve our natural resources this 170th Anniversary Year of the California Gold Rush....
Posted: Wed Jun 6, 2018 12:41PM
image Reclaiming the Past: 2018 Folsom Juneteenth at Negro Bar CA State Park 480_negro_bar_1.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Join us as we feature the living legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers who help to preserve our natural resources this 170th Anniversary Year of the California Gold Rush....
Posted: Wed Jun 6, 2018 12:39PM
image California lacks real marine protection as oil drilling expands in state waters 480_img_3474_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The expansion of offshore drilling occurs within the context of the bigger picture of the expansion of onshore drilling for oil and gas in California. A report published on May 22 by Oil Change International, in collaboration with California-based and national environmental justice and climate groups, reveals how California’s climate leadership requires a managed ramp-down of oil production. A review of state permitting records in the report “The Sky’s The Limit: California,” shows that more ...
Posted: Wed Jun 6, 2018 7:38AM
text More Californians getting sick from pesticides, according to latest state report by Californians for Pesticide Reform
Agricultural cases up 50%; Monterey County third highest in California...
Posted: Fri Jun 1, 2018 12:56PM
image Bill to stop Trump's offshore drilling plan passes through California Senate 480_debg4vzvwai23oj_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
If these two bills make it out of the Legislature unscathed and go to to the Governor’s Desk, it would be the first time since 2016 that legislation officially opposed by the powerful oil industry is approved by the California Legislature, due to the inordinate influence by Big Oil in state politics. Map: In May 2015, the big oil spill off Refugio Beach in San Barbara County fouled four California "marine protected areas." One of the untold stories about the spill was how the so-called "ma...
Posted: Fri Jun 1, 2018 10:02AM
calendar Families Belong Together Rally at US Attorney Offc. in Sacramento 480_families2_1_1_1.jpg by ACLU, United We Dream, & others
US Attorney - Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse 501 I Street, Suite 10-100 Sacramento, CA 95814...
Event Date: Fri Jun 1, 2018 12:00PM
Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 11:01AM
image County Supervisors Slam Delta Tunnels at Conveyance Design & Construction JPA Meeting 480_jpa_board_of_directors_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The Board of Directors of the Conveyance Design & Construction Joint Powers Authority held their first meeting to push forward with Governor Jerry Brown's Delta Tunnels project on May 17....
Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 11:21AM
calendar End Gun Violence March & Rally in Sacramento 480_stop_gun_sacramento_1.jpg by Black Child Legacy Campaign
5001 Madison Ave, Sacramento, CA 95841 (Meet at Target parking lot)...
Event Date: Sat Jun 2, 2018 11:00AM
Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 12:09PM
image Follow the Money: Parsons Corporation promotes Delta Tunnels behind the scenes 480_ken_calvert_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
A review of federal election campaign contributions by Restore the Delta reveals that the Parsons Corporation, an international infrastructure contractor, has contributed to campaign coffers of Riverside Republican House member Ken Calvert and House majority leader Kevin McCarthy, Republican from Bakersfield....
Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 6:21PM
image Two bills blocking new offshore drilling pass through Appropriations Committees 480_sm_scmpas-1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
AB 1775 and SB 834 will now be eligible for floor votes in the Assembly and Senate next week. ...
Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:15PM
image Rep. Calvert introduces rider to spending bill banning lawsuits against Delta Tunnels 480_ken_calvert_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
John McManus, Executive Director of the Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA) that represents sport and commercial salmon fishermen and related businesses, said salmon and other West Coast fish species “will be wiped out if the current version of the tunnels is built, which is why GGSA and allies are already in court calling for a fair legal review.”...
Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 1:05PM
image State, water contractors move forward quickly with Delta Tunnels construction plans 480_sacramento_river_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
If the Delta Tunnels are built, project opponents say San Francisco Bay-Delta and West Coast fisheries will be decimated while not one drop of new water will be created....
Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 10:35AM
calendar Week 8 District Attorney BBQ: Meet Us At The Fence! 480_stephon_clark_1.jpg by Black Lives Matter Sacramento
Sacramento County District Attorney's Office 901 G St, Sacramento...
Event Date: Tue May 15, 2018 3:00PM
Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 9:22PM
text Rent control campaigns presently in ten California cities by Lynda Carson
Rent control and just cause eviction protections are the only fair and humane ways to slow down greedy landlords and profiteering realtors from gouging renters with never ending rent increases, unjust evictions, displacing renters from their communities, and adding to the already-dire affordable housing crisis in California!...
Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 11:56PM
image How Much Do Bay Area Companies Make From Pentagon Contracts? 480_fortressbayareashield1fixedtransparent.jpg by Fortress Bay Area
How Much Do Bay Area Companies Make From Pentagon Contracts? #FortressBayArea Counties, Ranked....
Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 6:22PM
image Santa Clara Valley Water District Board Votes 4-3 to Support Twin Tunnels 480_2016board-sm_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Dozens of local ratepayers Tuesday and in previous meetings testified as to the adverse impacts the project would have, including raising water rates for low income families and devastating the Delta and West Coast fisheries, but the Board nonetheless voted for the project under tremendous pressure from Governor Jerry Brown and the Metropolitan Water District. Left to right: Tony Estremera, District 6; Richard Santos, District 3; John L. Varela, District 1; Gary Kremen, District 7; Barbar...
Posted: Wed May 9, 2018 9:12PM
image California embracing a full measure of Juneteenth: Reclaiming the Past 250px-10thcav.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
California Pan African Heritage poised to take responsibility for the Black Hole of systemic institutional racism celebrated. Juneteenth at Negro Bar California State Park this 170th Anniversary of the California Gold Rush may spark a positive way forward......
Posted: Tue May 8, 2018 8:53PM
image Groups Accuse Metropolitan Water District of Violating Brown Act 480_met-votes-yes.jpg by Dan Bacher
Brenna Norton, senior organizer with Food & Water Watch, commented, “This is a bad idea no matter what – but transparency is ultimately what allows people to hold their government accountable. Metropolitan Water District staff and directors, working with Governor Brown, colluded to round up votes to use SoCal ratepayer and taxpayer money to subsidize Central Valley farmers.”...
Posted: Tue May 8, 2018 8:21AM
image Trump Fracking Leases Threaten Already Smog-choked Communities 480_white_river_taylor_mckinnon_fpwc_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
Utah, Colorado, Texas Among Areas Exceeding Federal Smog Limits...
Posted: Thu May 3, 2018 6:45PM